This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Variety's hit piece on Tom Cruise blaming him for The Mummy's failures, Cars 3, how Pixar has stagnated in recent years, where it could go from here, The Book of Henry, if it's really as bad as everyone says, Colin Trevorrow's shortcomings as a director, what it means for Star Wars: Episode IX, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about The Mummy. We discuss why the film doesn't come together, its various pitfalls, what it could mean for the Dark Universe going forward, the future of Tom Cruise's career, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by editor Haleigh Foutch to talk Wonder Woman. We discuss why the film works so well, how it's a terrific contribution to the superhero genre, why it's so different than previous DCEU movies, the invaluable direction of Patty Jenkins, what the movie means for the DCEU going forward, and much more. We also discuss some hot takes from readers regarding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the Pirates franchise, why it's run out of steam, where the new one fails to recreate the magic of Gore Verbinski's trilogy, and more. We also discuss the recent allegation that critics and Rotten Tomatoes are to blame for the poor box office of films like Pirates 5 and Baywatch.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about Alien: Covenant and the films of Ridley Scott. We talk about the way Alien: Covenant struggles to carry on the legacy of Prometheus while still being an Alien movie, how Scott is one of the most successful journeyman directors of all time, how the Alien franchise has evolved over its lifetime, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. We both come to the defense of Guy Ritchie's beleaguered blockbuster, pointing out that while it doesn't work all of the time, there are flashes of delightful weirdness and moments where he takes some worthwhile chances. We also go through the long history of the project, how it shaped the final film, how Ritchie has developed as a filmmaker, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by editor Haleigh Foutch to discuss Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We discuss why the film works, its unique and compelling villain, the little touches that make it stand apart from other Marvel films, how it focuses more on character and themes rather than a predictable narrative, what its success could teach future Marvel movies, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're diving into the 2017 summer movie season. We kick off our conversation talking about some notable Netflix releases that are coming to a screen near you before running through the blockbusters and indies you need to keep an eye on from May through August of this year. We finish up talking about our most-anticipated films of the summer and which films will be the biggest hits at the box office. We also somehow get to talking about the work of Ron Shelton.
This week on The Collider Podcast, rather than tying up all of our Marvel discussion in to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in a couple weeks, we decide to focus solely on Marvel Studios. We discuss their past success, where they've come up short, how the frequency of their output can diminish the excitement for their films, what the MCU might look like after Avengers 4, the limits of the MCU, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we talk about The Fate of the Furious and the Fast & Furious franchise. We talk about the unusual road the series has taken from crime thriller to international blockbuster, how it needs to change gears and focus more on Hobbs and less on Dom, why critics have sparked to the franchise while shunning other blockbuster series, what the series does right, where it struggles, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we go a little inside baseball to talk about the deluge of fake movie news and how you can avoid it. We delve into what motivates sites to post stories they should know are false, basic knowledge about film production you can use to sniff out BS stories, how teaser culture perpetuates a news cycle filled with false stories, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we've got a bit of a grab bag. First up, we talk about Adam's surprisingly positive reaction to Power Rangers; we then move on to Matt's thoughts on how Life could have been better; then we talk about Sony's plans for an R-rated Venom movie; and finally we move to the Justice League trailer before evaluating where the various studios are with their superhero properties.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about the new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. We discuss how it compares to the original movie, Bill Condon's direction, where it improves upon the original and where it falls short, and what the future holds for Disney's live-action adaptations of its other animated movies (get ready for a heated discussion over Mulan's popularity!).
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by TV editor Allison Keene to dive into some of the most interesting shows on television right now. During our conversation, we talk about Legion, Girls, The Americans, Homeland, The Last Man on Earth, The Good Place, the state of late night television, Hap and Leonard, and Review.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're covering three topics. We start off with the bonkers Oscars ceremony, how the prognosticators got so much wrong, why Marisa Tomei's Oscar win was finally validated, why Moonlight's win matters, why La La Land losing Best Picture may be good for the film in the long run, and more. We then move on to Get Out, why the film is so powerful, how it's an unusual film for Blumhouse, the brilliant casting, and more. We wrap up with Logan, and at the 46-minute mark, we get into spoilers. We talk about why it's a strong conclusion for the character, how it's unique among superhero films, what other films in the genre can learn from Logan, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we run through every Oscar category and give our predictions on what will win. While the Best Picture race is pretty much sown up at this point, there are plenty of other categories that are close calls, and we walk you through our thoughts on who's destined to pick up a statue on Sunday. If you need some help filling out your predictions for your Oscar pool, you'll want to take a listen.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about every theatrically released Batman movie since 1966's Batman: The Movie. We kick off talking about The LEGO Batman Movie (spoilers for those who haven't seen it yet) and then run through Batman: The Movie, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and speculate on how Justice League might involve an outer space wall that Mexico will pay for.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're answering your questions. We talk about the most influential TV series, movies stuck in development hell that we'd like to see finally get made, who's on the "Mount Rushmore of Directors", why Vinyl failed, categorizing "major and minor" work from a director, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we look back at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, talk about our favorite films that played, and what kind of year it was compared to past Sundances. We also talk about Split (we do delve into spoilers on Split, so if you haven't seen it yet, check it out and then come back and listen to this podcast), talk about M. Night Shyamalan's career, make an unexpected defense of The Village, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're covering two topics. In the first half of the show, we look ahead to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. We talk about why Sundance is such a special festival and we each go through our five most-anticipated films playing at this year's fest. After that, we move on to talk about Martin Scorsese's Silence, how the film is being misunderstood, its struggle to find an audience, why Scorsese is such an impressive director, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're talking about La La Land. Without mentioning spoilers, we talk about our reaction to the film, the audience reaction when it played at TIFF last year, the backlash to the film's success in the awards race, the backlash to the backlash, why the film is so appealing, and much more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we look ahead at the major films of 2017. It's a super-sized episode as we run though all of the major releases, give our predictions for what will be the biggest films of the year, talk about our most-anticipated features, and much more. Just as a side-note, since this episode was already running long, we didn't dig too much into indie features coming out in 2017, but we will certainly discuss those in a future episode.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we look back at 2016. In the first half of this super-sized episode, we talk about the various blockbusters, why so many of them failed to connect, films that should have done better, and more. In the second half of the show, we run through our Top 10 lists.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we return to the 2016 Oscar race. Last time we talked about the Oscars, there were still some potential contenders that hadn't screened for guilds or critics. Now everything has been seen at least by some groups, so we provide the current status on Live by Night, Silence, Gold, The Founder, and others. We also look at the SAG nominations, try to figure out who is a lock so far in their respective categories, examine some of the smaller categories like Best Song, and more.
This week on The Collider Podcast, we're joined by Allison Keene and Haleigh Foutch for a 90-minute episode talking all about the first season of HBO's Westworld. During our discussion, we talk about what worked and what didn't in the first season, the strengths and weaknesses of the various storylines and twists, the various themes the season explored, our expectations for season two, how the show can improve upon what its built so far, and much more. Also, in case you missed it, here's our episode where we talk about the first four episodes of Westworld.